Budapest (MTI) – Hungary’s government believes there is no place for wind power in the country’s energy mix, state secretary Nándor Csepreghy said in an interview published in Saturday’s issue of daily Népszabadság.
Commenting on amendments to legislation that lawmakers will discuss on Monday, Cseprehgy said the government wants to boost the share of renewable energy sources in the mix, but local conditions make wind energy a poor choice. In Hungary, the wind blows mostly in the afternoon and the evening, at times when demand for energy is low, he explained. Solar or geothermal energy offer the country a much greater advantage, he added.
The government has a “clear energy strategy, according to which wind power is not optimal, while solar energy is far more advantageous”, Csepreghy said.